Friday, July 31, 2009

National Day is near, but WHERE ARE THE FLAGS?

It is just 9 days away from Singapore's National Day and the nation's biggest party of the year: National Day Parade!

Normally, around this time of the year, Singaporeans would be able to see our Singapore flags being displayed proudly on many of the Housing & Development Board (HDB) flats. Many Singaporeans would be very keen and enthusiastic to display the National flags ouside their homes.

However, in these recent years, many Singaporeans are no longer displaying the National flags outside their homes anymore.I scoured around the neighbouring estate for the display of National Day flags and this was what I saw:

There were so many blocks of flats but not a single flag (the pun not intended) was displayed!

Finally I found solace in a block of flats in the vicinity:

Finally 1 Singapore flag on display.....out of the so many units in the block of flats.

There were of course some flats which were elaborately decked out in a slew of Singapore flags, banners, etc, with all units hanging the flag outside... but I did not count these, as these flats are the work of the Town Council or Residents' Committee.... so not counted la!

Anyway displaying the Singapore Flag outside is just a gesture, it may not mean that if one does not display the flag during this period, he does not love Singapore. The proof is in the pudding. When it comes to war, I wonder how many Singaporeans (exclude the SAF) will stay on and fight.... or be the first to take a flight?

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